I’m not sure what we did to deserve Ilderton, Probert and Leake in successive matches but when we take to the field on Saturday at
The red card went to Stoke’s Marcus Hall for a second bookable offence and the two yellow cards that came our way went to Dean West and Jay McEveley who was, as it turned out, making his last league appearance for the Clarets.
Dermot Gallagher is not a card happy referee and in eighteen games so far this season hasn’t managed five cards in any one game. He is averaging less than two yellow cards per game with just thirty-two whilst
Fifteen of his yellow cards have gone the way of home players with seventeen going to away team players. Two of those away players to be booked are Gary Breen and Stephen Wright of Sunderland in a game they won 1-0 at
No matter how Gallagher performs on Saturday he is certain to be better than any of Ilderton, Probert and Leake.
He will be assisted by Glenn Turner (Derbyshire) and Barry Sygmuta (
Previous Burnley games:
Burnley players carded